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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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Early Muzzleloader

Anybody getting excited about early season.. This is my first year with a muzzleloader and I can't wait..
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 03:16 AM
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I was successful last year and harvested my first deer with a muzzleloader. Got the doe in the morning and of course saw a buck that same morning and didn't have my bow. Suppose I could carry both the muzzleloader and bow but that would be a hassle. Will most likely just hunt with my muzzleloader and try to get another doe with it this year.
I am sure you will enjoy muzzleloader hunting, it is more challenging than rifle hunting I would say.
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Re: Early Muzzleloader

I've been going out late season Flintlock for the last 3-4 years, seen some, missed my first shot at about 75 yards, but I LOVE hunting w/ my flint. Got my dad one last year and now he's hooked too on the Flint. I'm taking my dad, father in law and a buddy out on the 23rd (only day I can really hunt). My dad could hunt w/ a rifle being a senior, but he's taking the smoke pole, same reason he still hits from the white tees and not the senior tees, no gimmies!

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I too love the early muzzleloader season when I am back to enjoy it. It is a lot of fun to go out and put some venison in the freezer. I really like shooting the muzzleloader for deer.
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Hey best of luck first time out!! Its a great season I always look fwd to!!

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I'll be there!
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 01:01 PM
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Welcome to the world of muzzleloading! Once you make this plunge, there is no turning back! This early season will indicate the need to increase your supply of muzzleloaders prior to the, after Christmas, flintlock season. Then, you'll need different rifle calibers, maybe a smoothbore or two, and a muzzleloading pistol adds a nice touch.

Each new weapon will need its own possibles bag and tools to make it function, a range rod, and plenty of cleaning patches. There's a lot more stuff you'll need, but I don't want to scare you off.

Just know this, muzzleloading is an addiction, and the smell of blackpowder residue blowing in the breeze is the "cocaine" that welds this group together! New addictees are always greeted warmly.

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Berks I have to agree with you black powder is like nothing else . The click of the trigger and than the bang and the smoke clears than you think and look and the question is did I hit it . And it is still standing there that happen to be last year . and she just walked away . my husband ask me what happen and i said dear I over shot on her . He said that is ok there will be a next time . So last halloween I made up for it got my buck with my bow I am real proud of it
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I absolutely love the early muzzleloader season. i am always there. took the monday tuesday and wednesday off for work. as i do every year. this is my favorite season to hunt. as long as the big buck dosen't come out then its a frusterating season lol
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Great buck, Vicki, and congratulations!

5chunter, I couldn't agree more! I just got an e-mail from my son indicating that we'll head up to 2G on Sunday, and head home on Wednesday. The grandson has his SAT test on opening day, so his dad and I will hunt near home in 5C.

Some foul up with the Berks Co. Treasurer's Office failed to provide us with 4C tags, but we'll be hunting together, and that's really all that matters.

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